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City budget shows higher spending possible for 2016
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MONROE - While city taxes may have dipped slightly lower than last year's rate, spending within the overall budget has bumped up more than $7 million in the past two years. In 2014, total expenditures for the city of Monroe budget were $21.1 million. Between 2015 and the projected budget for 2016, expenses jumped from $21.99 million to $28.5 million.